Parkman 18th Century Coin Silver Tablespoon
There are varying attributions for the "Parkman" stamp that appears on the backside of this 9" long, 1.8 T. oz. coin silver tablespoon. Assigned by Winterthur as an alternate mark for Thomas Parkman born about 1767 in Hartford, and working there until 1793, then Boston, next followed by Hudson, New York about 1795, possibly in association with a group of Quakers. A reliable online source opines this mark may be that for Charles Parkman, 1785-1834, but the c. 1790 style of this is too early for those dates (unless Charles were a five year old prodigy stamping out silver spoons rather than eating from one). It has a pointed end handle with a beveled tip on the backside, a lined drop on the heel of the bowl, and is engraved in a period manner. There is an "L * H" monogram. The condition is very good. The handle is flawless, while the bowl shows slight flattening on the left side of the tip, and it has light pebbling in the base.